The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, March 15, 2013

Just Because

Happy Friday! I am so excited today. My dear friend who moved far away a year and a half ago is going to be back in town today–and we are planning to spend some time together here at my house this afternoon. Yay! I also got word yesterday that career day at my daughter's middle school–the one that was cancelled because of the snowstorm last week (read about that here), bumming us both out completely--has been rescheduled for the first week in May. Yay, again! So happiness is bustin' out all over around here today. :D

I have one more card–I promise that this is the last!!!!–to share for the Colorful Creations challenge over at Flourishes (a color challenge to use shades of blue and yellow together). I have been totally obsessed with this awesome color combo! It's always been a favorite of mine. And it has been a great excuse to play with my Flourishes stamps, which is always welcome :).

Now before I get to my card, I need to explain a little something. I've had several projects published in various Northridge Publishing publications in recent months. (You can see my publication list here.) They "pay" their designers in papercrafting product, and my most recent product shipment contained a bunch of Maya Road chipboard pieces. Cool, but I've never really used them before and wasn't sure what to do with it. I also rec'd a couple of Faber-Castell Gelatos, which I've heard lots about but had never tried. I was excited to learn what I could do with them! Along the way, I discovered that Gelatos are awesome for--wait for it--coloring chipboard! Score! I couldn't wait to try that out, and as it turns out the two Gelatos I rec'd are yellow and blue. See? I was destined to play in the Flourishes challenge one more time :).

OK, thanks for bearing with me. Here's my card:


As you can see, I took a rather clean and simple approach, and used the very versatile Flourishes Inside & Out Just Because set for the sentiment. Love these!

I'm also playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC94) to use chipboard.

I have a new tutorial posting over on the DeNami blog later today, so this wraps things up for now.  I'll be back in a few hours. I hope you have a super weekend! Thanks for dropping by,
Emily

24 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Cute card Emzi! Love the chipboard and the lovely colors. I have heard of that product but shied away as I haven't seen much made with it - love what you did here. Wow - I looked at your publication list and I feel like I should ask you to do some autographs for me! Wonderful stuff - so great that you are recognized for your awesome talent! You are amazing girl. Hugz!!!!

Pam said...

The gelatos have such rich colors against the chipboard! Almost looks shimery! Have never used them myself, but love the look!! Have an awesome time with your friend today!!

Lisa said...

Cute card Emily, love the stars! Glad career day is back on!! Enjoy your visit today ;)

Annette said...

your card is adorable... Have fun with your friend today.. that is nice she is back in town..

Marisa said...

Great card. Love the stars and the font of the sentiment is fabulous.

Yeah for good friend time together!! Enjoy your time to the fullest :) And yeah for the career day coming back as well.

Benzi said...

Oh, what a happy day for you. I remember when you were so unhappy your friend was moving away. And, the school project is on..how awesome. I know you both were looking forward to it.

I know nothing of those Gelatos except I have been reading about them. So glad you won them and can tell us how you like them.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic project Emily, I love that colour combination too!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Congrats for being published!! So happy for you cos your creations are always amazing!! These little stars are so cute, and love the colours.

Audrey Ann said...

I love this one - what a very cool creation!!!
Blessings,
Audrey

Heather Jensen said...

This is super cute! Love the trio of stars and fabulous sentiment. Thanks for playing at Flourishes. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome! I love the sentiment with these stars. Looks awesome, keep em coming. Enjoy the time with your friend today. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Color Challenge.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love those chipboard stars! Fun card, Em! :)

Mary Marsh said...

so pretty Emily-I have heard of the gelatos but dont have any-but I can say from your photo it colored the chipboard nicely-happy for you that your friend is returning for a visit

Maria said...

Super sweet stars...love the colors...great dimension!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is fantastic, Emily!!! LOVE those colors! Those gelatos colored that chipboard beautifully!

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that's a payment :) lol! What a bunch of great news, Emily! I hope you had a fabulous time with your friend, and I'm super stoked for you to have the career day rescheduled!
The inset chipboard looks so cool - and the coverage with Gelatos is insane! Awesome :)

Linda R said...

This is so cute.

Hugs~

~Tammy~ said...

Yay for Career Day being back on! Your card is super duper cool!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fun and cheery post, Emily! I'm happy you're happy! I'm sure you had a blast with your long-lost friend.

I agree that your card was destined to be and destined to be created by YOU! It is sensational and another winner in my book!!

I keep hearing about those Gelatos, too, and I appreciate your information. I thought they were shoes.

Just kidding! Ha Ha! They sure did a brilliant job of coloring the chipboard; looks like they were manufactured that way!

Finally, LOVE the sediment and score lines like that!!

Jingle said...

Very cool design, Emily. Great colors! Thanks so much for joining us over at the CAS-ual Fridays Chipboard challenge!

Kimberly said...

Emily - what a great card! I love the colors and the scored lines! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Bonnie said...

I've never used either product! I love the way this turned out! The scoring really adds even more pizzazz!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I was tickled to see this card in my email inbox, because I received the same goodies from CARDS mag. I think these look great! Hmmm...I don't have gelatos, but they sure make this chipboard zing!

Barb M said...

what an awesome card! i love the contrasting colors and perfect diecutting. that sentiment is beautiful